Monday, May 25, 2009

The garden trend...

For several years now Steve Bailey has been studying different ways of being more self sustainable. Kim has also been making the transfer to growing our own produce. We have been enjoying eggs laid by our hen for a while now. Along comes an economic downward spiral for the country and sure enough more people are following suit. One of the employees of our local nursery was mentioning how more and more people are starting "Victory Gardens". We are looking forward to onions, squash, snap peas, cucumbers, zucchini, peppers, strawberries, garlic, shallots, chives, cantaloupe and a host of herbs. Kim even pulled up a rose bed to make room for tomatoes. Between what Steve B grows and what we can produce, we are hoping for a nice co-op of crops to share.
As a matter of fact Kim is upstairs making a strawberry/rhubarb pie to share with Steve and Barb (which is only fair, it's his rhubarb).
Through the magic of social networking I have stumbled across gardens from Steve Mochel in NY to Troy McMahon in Kansas City. I think I like where this is all going.

Part of Steve Bailey's garden

Steve's Rhubarb

The Mochel/Shuler/Bradley garden

The McMahon garden

Part of Kim's handywork

Our egg maker

Here's part of the Greever gardens in IL.
peppers, eggplant, beets, kohlrabi, carrots, radishes, cabbage, cauliflower, strawberries, broccoli, spinach and several types of lettuce.


Story Treehouse said...

You so forgot about my garden!

Story Treehouse said...

Ah! This is Tom Greever, but I seem to be logged in as my kids...

Doug said...

Impressive Tom!
I don't even know what kohlrabi is!

MDA said...

I want some pie now.